Internship Admissions

Admissions Requirements

In order to be eligible to participate as an Intern, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old by the date of your interview (16 for Level I High School Internship)
  • 15-months of availability to participate (6 months for Level I High School Internship)
  • Valid Social Security Number & can pass background check
  • Speak and read English fluently
  • Daily access to email
  • Reliable transportation to and from Escondido and Poway
  • One-time, non-refundable $75 on-boarding fee (if accepted)


The 2016 D Application Cycle for the 

Pathmaker Internship is now


Please visit our site in October for information regarding the 2017 A Application Cycle

Please E-mail if you have any questions


Interview/Onboarding Timeline for 2017 A

Here are the important milestones you should be aware of for the 2017 A Application and Onboarding Cycle:

  • 2017 A Application Cycle Opens: October
  • Interviews Occur: November - December 
  • Acceptance notifications SENT by Saturday, December 10th

The Onboarding process will begin once the acceptance notifications are sent and will continue through February 2017.

  • Orientation Day: January 
  • Skills Days: January
  • Department Specific Orientation & Training: February
  • 2017 A Rotation: March 1st, 2017 through May 31st, 2017

If you know you will be unavailable for these dates (out of town, in school, etc.), it is recommended that you delay applying until you are able to make the required dates.

Availability for the first rotation: Please note, as a new intern you will be expected to serve one 4-hour shift per week for the course of your first rotation without a gap between shifts of more than 14 days. This means that for 2017 A, you should only anticipate applying if you plan to be available for the Onboarding and Orientation dates above, and weekly from March 1st to May 31st, 2017.

 Important Information for Applicants:

·       *If you are interested in the Medical Interpreting Program, please follow the application procedures and, if invited, sign up for a Level III interview and download the appropriate application form.

·       Interns are accepted and onboarded every three months, with start dates of September 1st, December 1st, March 1st and June 1st. Please note that interviews scheduled to take place around those times will be for the NEXT cycle (e.g. if you interview in September, you will be starting December 1st)

·       For any additional information or questions, please contact the Pathmaker Internship at Palomar Health: 442.281.3232 or email